Access Granted

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The Price to Pay for Hearing

Since I have three out of five senses that are functioning, it requires a funnel of money out of my own pocket to ensure use of my two senses that aren’t up to par.

True, False or It Depends?

  1. The ADA requires that public buildings, such as retail stores, install automatic doors. 

FALSE – Although automatic door

Finding Our Place in the World

South Dakota is home to the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Tribes as part of the Očeti Sakówi (7 Council Fires Nation).  Between 8-10% (77,000) of South Dakota’s population identify as Native American according to the US Census Burea

Work Based Learning Experiences: Creating Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities

As the school year comes to a close many high school students look for and obtain summer work.  Most of us had an opportunity to work during the summer.  These opportunities had a number of benefits above and beyond the paycheck.

PTSD Awareness Month

WHAT IS PTSD?

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness month.

Access at the White House Visit

Traditionally after Olympic and Paralympic Games, the athletes who had participated in those Games would always be invited to visit the White House in the fall, but that did not happen last year due to COVID.

Autism Acceptance Month

April was Autism Acceptance Month, a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness first launched by the Autism Society

Accessible Triathlon/Running Events, Part 2

In late 2021, I was asked to sit in on a webinar discussion panel to talk about the ADA requirements for Temporary events. The webinar was hosted by USA Triathlon and aimed at organizers of triathlon and running events.

May is Older Americans Month!

In 1963, about a third of older Americans were living in poverty, with very few programs available to meet the needs of senior citizens. This prompted then-President John F.

Mental Health Month 2022

An estimated 26% of Americans – 1 in 5 – experience a diagnosable mental disorder in any given year.